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Old 03-09-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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Garden Pictures!

It's about that time of year. Maybe a little early, but you can at least throw in a picture of the prep work that you have done to get you garden ready. Those onions, cole and lettuce families, radishes, taters, gotta be showing some green for some of Ya. Potted plants qualify for pictures too! I need to see some GREEN!

I'll be starting my pepper plants indoors from seed next week, and my tomato plants closer to the end of the month. They will go into the garden around Memorial Day if there is a frost free forecast.

Ok..... I'll start off the pictures. these were taken around 2PM today:

1st picture is my veggie garden and the 2nd picture is part of my fruit garden

I guess that I'm running a little behind you guys.
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Tomatos,poblanos,jalepenos ,multiplying onions.Greenbeans ,yellow squash , cucumbers,cilantro ,basil and dill planted lastweek.Mandarin satsuma in full bloom.Can't wait for those tomatos.Hope everyone has a great spring/summer garden.

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Tomatos,poblanos,jalepenos ,multiplying onions.Greenbeans ,yellow squash , cucumbers,cilantro ,basil and dill planted lastweek.Mandarin satsuma in full bloom.Can't wait for those tomatos.Hope everyone has a great spring/summer garden.

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Wow HK..... You are really off to a good start. Thanks for the great pictures!

Looks like spring is starting to happen for all you guys in Texas. Good stuff in these posts.

Lark.... I have wanted to grow grapes, and have tried several times. It's Zone 3 here, and even the very few that say that they can handle Zone 3, get killed each winter. It's a bummer.... I had a cool arbor planned. Glad to see that you are getting into them. What varieties?

Onions: I still have a lot to learn about them. Advised by Lark, I did try loosening the soil around my Walla Wallas last year, and they did get very big.... and delicious. I was surprised at how well they do with so much bulb exposed. I made much stronger efforts to prep my onions for storage last year, but I think that Wallas just contain too much moisture to store long term. Need to find another long day onion with better keeping genetics. Like RB, I'm side dressing fertilizer during the growing process now.

Keep the pictures coming guys!
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Lark.... I have wanted to grow grapes, and have tried several times. It's Zone 3 here, and even the very few that say that they can handle Zone 3, get killed each winter. It's a bummer.... I had a cool arbor planned. Glad to see that you are getting into them. What varieties?

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I added a Jumbo Muscadine and Noble Muscadine to a transplanted Noble Muscadine I had along with Thompsons, Summer Royal, Delight, and a new one that ksk posted called the RazzMataz. Muscadines do very well here but not sure about the seedless varieties...will find out.
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Got mine all tilled and rowed up. 8 rows 50' long. Holy snow balls Dick.
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Not much green here, Dick...and fortunately no white either....just mostly soil fresh from having tons of green cover crop turned under.

Potatoes just pushing through....should be about 200 pounds. About 300 onions starting to really take off. They will start bulbing soon and it will be time to start pulling dirt off them. Over wintered beets and carrots will be ready to harvest in a couple of weeks. Beds ready for pole beans...3 kinds of limas, plus blue lake and Kentucky. Rows ready for triple sweet corn. Winter peas once again seem to be doing poorly.

I'm making a big push into grapes this spring with a new arbor and 5 different varieties to try out.

In another three weeks this all will be mostly green instead of dirt...assuming no white shows up in between.
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I'd post mine, but pretty sure everyone's seen tilled dirt. Be a couple weeks.
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